One Carteret County youngster will never have to worry about keeping his North Carolina fishing license up to date.
Evan Kekahuna, 3, son of Chelsea and Lono Kekahuna of Stella, won a lifetime unified inland and coastal recreational fishing license, courtesy of Neuse Sports Shop.
His name was drawn from 53 entrants in the Bicentennial Jamboree passport raffle Saturday at the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ office in Morehead City. He qualified for the raffle by completing tasks and receiving passport stamps at 16 Jamboree exhibits.
Chelsea Kekahuna said Evan was excited to win and is ready to go fishing with his brother, according to a press release from the division.
“He loves to fish and loves to eat fish,” she said.
Evan Kekahuna received his license, Wednesday at Neuse Sport Shop in Cedar Point, and when his mother asked him what kind of fish he wanted to catch, he pointed to a blue marlin hanging from the ceiling in the store.
The license is valued at $477.
“We are happy to have been a part of this celebration of our rich marine resource in North Carolina,” said Mark Storie, marketing director for Neuse Sport Shop.